YPL has been part of life in Littleport since 2008, when it started with the main
aim of helping the young people of Littleport advance in life and develop skills
enabling them to participate in society by providing recreational and leisure time
activities in the interest of social welfare.
Since then it became a Charity in 2009, and has continued to evolve. YPL now provides
a huge range of services/amenities for local residents of all ages. At first YPL
only had the Centre in Granby Street but, is now spread over various sites (see below),
each with its own range of activities and services. (click on either the pictures
or logos below to find out more).
As you browse our website, we hope to show you what YPL has to offer. Hopefully
there will be something for everyone. If you would like to become involved, or have
some ideas then, YPL may be able to help, please do not hesitate to contact Phil
on 07947 823 446 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you click on any of the pictures or logos on this page you will automatically
be sent to another web page showing what is on offer at their locations.
YPL are setting up a “Collection Point” for people to donate food items for the Littleport
How a Foodbank Works
Food is Donated
The main way that food is donated is though ‘Supermarket Collections'. These collections
engage the public at supermarkets where they are met by volunteers who give them
a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item with their shop, which
is then donated to the foodbank. Schools, churches, businesses and individuals also
donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks
Food is Sorted and Stored
Once collected, the food is sorted by volunteers who check it’s in date and pack
it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline Professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice
Bureau staff, welfare officers, the police and probation officers amongst others
identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients Receive Food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be exchanged
for three days supply of emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea
and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.